Pepsi phone becomes a reality, yet pigs aren’t flying

As baffling as it sounds, Pepsi of all companies has launched a handset in China which goes by the name Phone P1. This device is a quintessential mid-ranger like most other smartphones coming out of the country at the moment, and can be bought at a pretty low price of CNY 699 ($110 or Rs 7230).

Despite that modest retail value, the Pepsi Phone P1 has adopted a metal body, while also incorporating a fingerprint scanner on its rear surface. It’s moreover a dual SIM LTE handset featuring the Android 5.1 Lollipop-based dido OS which kicks in several visual treats like wallpapers and such, that look to hammer the soda-maker’s branding on users’ eyes.

Pepsi is of course not the actual manufacturer of this device, as those duties are handled by Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment. It carries on its front a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD display, and is powered by the combination of a 1.7GHz octa core MediaTek MT6592 processor, a Mali 450-MP4 GPU and 2GB worth of RAM.

Pepsi Phone P1

As for the storage, 16GB of internal space is at hand along with a microSD card slot for further expansion. The camera setup of the Phone P1 consists of a 13MP rear unit with an LED flash and a 5MP front snapper for selfies. A 3000mAh battery provides it with the necessary juice needed for it to function.

Here’s a neat look at the specs of the Pepsi Phone P1:

– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p full HD resolution
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop-based dido OS
– Processor: 1.7GHz octa core MediaTek MT6592
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable)
– Cameras: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3000mAh

CNY 699 is not the final price of the Pepsi Phone P1, as the handset has taken a crowd-funding approach at JD (via GSM Arena). Once a thousand units of it are sold at a certain cost, the price gets increased. And if the goal of around $469950 is met by December 3 the device will be officially available at $200.